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Christmas Around Europe

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

- $41

SPECIAL EVENT

Sinéad White soprano (TORONTO)
Victoria Baroque
Marco Vitale
harpsichord and direction

EMSI’s Christmas concert is always the musical highlight of the season. This year, one of Canada’s most exciting sopranos joins Victoria Baroque for a festive programme of seasonal music from around Europe, including familiar carols and seldom-heard masterpieces.

Lively, sensitive, and stylish. – Times Colonist

Tickets $41; 10% discount for seniors & members; youth and students FREE at the door.

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Programme

 

Gaetano Maria Schiassi (1698-c.1754):
Concerto Pastorale per il natale di nostro Di Signor Jesu Op.1 No.12 in D
Adagio, Allegro, Largo, Andante

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1727):
Christmas Cantata
O di Betlemme altera povertà venturosa! (Excerpts)
Recitativo “O di Betlemme altera povertà venturosa!”
Aria “Dal ben seno d’una stella”
Recitativo “Fortunati pastori giacchè v’è dato in sorte”
Aria Pastorale “Tocco la prima sorte a voi, pastori”

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
Aria “
Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen” from Advent Cantata BWV 36

Melchior Schildt (1592-1677):
Sacred Concerto Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein

Christian Geist (1640-1711):
Sacred Concerto So schön leuchtet die Morgenstern

Intermission

Michel Richard de Lalande (1657-1726): Symphonies de Noels
“Un jeune pucelle”; Symphonie; “Ou s’en vont ces gays Bergers” & double; Ritournelle’ “Une jeune pucelle” & double; “Or nouse dites Marie”; “Joseph est bien Marie”; “A minuit fut fait un Reveil”; “Joseph est bien Marie” & double; “Vous qui desiré sans fin” & double; Carillon

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Aria “Rejoice” from Messiah

CAROLS

“Es ist ein Ros entsprungen” (16th century German, arr. Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621)
“Sweet was the Song” (sixteenth-century English)
“While Shepherds Watched” (after Christopher Tye c.1500-73, arr. Richar Alison, fl. 1592-1606)
“In Dulci Jubilo” (13th century German, arr. Praetorius)

 

Musicians:

Sinéad White, soprano
Marco Vitale, harpsichord/director

Victoria Baroque:

Christi Meyers, violin
Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith violin
Caroline Nicolas, cello
Soile Stratkauskas, flute
Katrina Russell, bassoon

 

Details

Date:
December 10
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$41

Organizer

Early Music Society of the Islands

Venue

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1205 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3R3 Canada
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Details

Date:
December 10
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$41

Organizer

Early Music Society of the Islands

Venue

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1205 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3R3 Canada
+ Google Map
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